The 25-year-old plumber and clothing brand owner, from Wigan, reportedly used the n-word in an Instagram post in 2019, commenting: ‘my n ****’, after manipulating another user.
The message has since been deleted.
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His statement came after his father Richard defended him on Friday, saying there was “no racist intent in this post” and that it was a “mistake” on his son’s part. .
Fans of the ITV show had demanded that Danny be kicked off the island after a handful of viewers scanned his social media and discovered the comment.
A statement from Danny, released via ITV on Friday evening, said: “I would like to take the time to apologize to anyone who may have taken offense at my inappropriate remark.
“I never meant to say anything malicious by that comment. I am not a racist person and it is unacceptable and ignorant language.
“I didn’t mean to offend and I feel like I really learned from my mistakes and never used that word again.
“I’m a kind and loving person and I hope you get to see it on the show. “
Thursday’s episode of the ITV2 dating show saw Danny take Kaz Kamwi on a date.
In an interview before entering the villa, he described the other male contestants as “like little sheep” and himself as an “alpha male”.
He said, “Guys need a dominant male and I feel like it’s me.
“The girls have Faye saying how it is but the guys are all like little sheep.
“There is no way that I have sat down and let Hugo cry. “
Ahead of the series’ return, ITV released due diligence protocols for applicants, who will be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions upon their return home and receive training on the impact of social media and ” how to deal with potential negativity ”, as well as financial management training.
Detailed processes for all Love Island contributors include “full psychological support,” “in-depth conversations about the impact of participation on the show,” and a “proactive follow-up program,” ITV said.